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Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

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Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Spring Break 2021 and Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes:

Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)

Dakota and Ojibwe Spaces of Environmental Activism & Sovereignty – Spring Time 2
AIS 305 (elective) or ANT 295 (elective)

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

Sustainability and Food Justice in Italy & the US – Summer
HIS 170 (Humanities) or HIS 440 (elective)

Music Therapy in China – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get more information about these short term programs

Forum Podcast Ep. 34 – Strategies to Elevate Women’s Self-Empowerment

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Myra Hubbard (Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.) explores the difference between being empowered and self-empowered, how to elevate women’s “self-empowered,” as well as offering next-level practices and strategies for both personal and professional development.

General Announcements

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses in Summer Session 2

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Stay connected to the world this summer. Take a Summer–Time 2 online courses in Spanish, History, or Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies with Augsburg CGEE’s instructors in Mexico or Central America.

To access these courses, simply look in Records and Registration under Summer 2020 term and the departments listed below. There is a huge variety, including some specialized courses for upper-level learners! Register for the class as usual.

Register by June 29!

WST 481 Queer History in Latin America

HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement?
HIS 388: Queer History in Latin America

SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Providers
SPA 220: Business Spanish
SPA 224: Spanish for Ministry
SPA 225/325: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II
SPA 316: Conversations in Cultural Context
SPA 334: Contemporary Mexican Literature
SPA 335: Contemporary Latin American Women: Texts and Voices
SPA 337: Mexican Civilizations and Cultures

See summer online courses in Records & Registration

The Study Abroad and Away Office is Open for Virtual Appointments

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The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses for spring break and summer 2021 have destinations in the following locations: Guatemala, New York City, Minnesota Tribal Lands, Cuba, Germany, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

You can also send us an email:, or stop by our website, below.

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Deadline: Noon Friday, May 29 for Stipends, HR Benefits and Payroll Forms

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In order to ensure timely processing of payroll for the 06/05 pay date, please submit all benefits and payroll change forms to by noon this Friday, 05/29/2020. This includes stipends (especially those that need to be paid out during this fiscal year) & honoraria payments, and all forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes.

If you have questions about changing benefits due to COVID-19, please see the Benefits Guide below.

To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking or social security numbers should not be emailed; please contact Human Resources at to receive a secure delivery link for sumbmission. Thank you!

Augsburg Employee COVID-19 Benefits Guide

Resources for Emotional Coping Support

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Just a reminder to all that the Center for Wellness & Counseling website has many resources to support our community in emotional coping during this challenging time. The website includes pages such as:
Coping with COVID
Skills to Feel Better Now
Anxiety Self-Help
Depression Self-Help
Online Mental Health Screening
Crisis Information

Also, during the summer there is 24/7 access to CWC’s Urgent After Hours Phone Counseling service, just call 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1.

Center for Wellness & Counseling Webpage

Lindell Library is Still Here for You

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Our doors may be locked, but Lindell Library collections and services are fully accessible online. Students, faculty and staff may still:

access all library databases, ebooks, and streaming audio / video services
borrow print books through our curbside pickup or US mail delivery
borrow laptops, mobile hot spots, and other equipment for use in your coursework
get answers to research questions using our chat and email reference services
schedule a Zoom-based individual research consultation
request a library instruction session for your class (faculty only)
obtain journal articles through interlibrary loan
read the Chronicle of Higher Education online

As always, the friendly staff at Lindell Library are ready to assist with all your research needs. For additional information, visit our home page at, send an email to, or drop us a line at 612-330-1017.

Lindell Library COVID-19 Updates

Event Announcements

More than Meets the Eye: A New Direction for Conversations on Disability

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When: June 18, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Jessie Wusthoff, Clover Health

While many companies understand the need to implement legal components related to disability in the workplace, few are confident in approaching the human side of these conversations on disability.
During this webinar, we will introduce different social models around disability and understand how they show up in daily work life. We’ll focus on creating a safe space to understand how these models impact our personal points of view and begin to explore better ways of framing conversations around disability in the workplace.

Racially Equitable and Responsive Recovery

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When: June 16, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Tawanna Black, Center for Economic Inclusion

Building racially inclusive and equitable workplaces has become even more complex as we are now faced with the challenge of responding to the worsening economic and health disparities created by COVID-19 in many communities throughout the country. Employers can and should play an important role in inclusive recovery efforts, but must be equipped with data informed, market responsive solutions that center people of color. Tawanna Black, Founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion will facilitate this special Diversity Insights Digital Presentation sharing a framework for racially inclusive recovery for employers.

Justice For George – Black Lives Matter

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Join us for a virtual Pan-Afrikan community gathering this Thursday, May 28th at 1:30pm. This specific gathering is reserved for Black folks at Augsburg to gather, mourn and organize.

zoom link:

Meeting ID: 928 1788 4419
Password: 256934

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

A Gathering for Lament

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Campus Ministry will hold a virtual space on Zoom on Friday, May 29, at 10:30 – 10:50 am, for our Augsburg community to gather together to grieve and to share about the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. It will be a time of prayer and lament. Please also visit the Campus Ministry blog to read “A Prayer for Breath.”

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 95194782679
Password: Lk4jWrM0

‪(US) +1 669-900-6833‬

Password: Lk4jWrM0

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